@Sonatomi: Oh nothing. Tried to post the description for the freebie Kuma gave me here because it didn't work in the PM for some reason.
Crown left his seat. Not because he stood up, but simply because gravity wasn't playing along at that moment.
That wasn't too much of a problem, well it was surprising and confusing, but not as half as the thing that happened just a moment later.
A kiss. Well not a real one, but it counted as much as any other would. It was quiet obviously an accident, though knowing that didn't help Crown in the slightest. He felt like he had fever and floating around in the air and Hagane colliding with him didn't improve the situation one bit. After only a second in the air the tender moment was over as the tank violently slammed against the ground. Ripped open, the shell revealed the lion man from before. Shinra. Though the situation was obviously quiet serious Crown was still zoned out, actually he didn't even breath. Considering all the things that happened in the past few months, this was just unthinkable. This could cause him some problems later with Hagane, but as Crown slowly came to his senses his thinking processes were preoccupied with something else.
With Hagane's projectile crushed between his claws, the lion warrior set fire to the entire tank. The other soldiers manning the tank were already ablaze, and Hagane, Matt and Crown would follow shortly after.
Crown acted upon instinct grabbing Hagane's arm and dragging her behind himself as he rushed towards Matt, grabbing him too.
All three were blinked outside.
"Strange." Crown replied silently as he thought about what Hagane said. For a moment he lost himself in thought, not even noticing the bumps. It was when he felt warm breath hitting against his face that he leaned his head backwards, to look up, only to nearly get a heart attack because of Hagane's face. He was just surprised that was all. Though now that he thought about it he never saw her this up close. For a few moments he simply stared at her like that.
"S-Sorry..." he spoke slowly, while vaguely hearing Matt's suggestion.
"You do that." he answered without even being sure what the question was.
"It's alright. Honestly i'm just relieved that i didn't do something wrong, lately i got used to that too much that i don't even noticed when i do it." Crown replied with a smile, honestly being happy about the outcome of the situation.
"But seriously now, why me?" Crown asked, still pondering the position he was given.
That wasn't very friendly.
"Fine..." he replied silently before taking his seat and crossing his arms. Crown saw that there was no reasoning with her right now so he'd just leave it be.
As things stood now, he'd at least have some time to think.
"W-Why are you yelling?" Crown could only guess as to what was going on. Answer like Hagane being bipolar or simply still being affected by the situation came to mind, though either way knowing what was wrong was hardly going to help him.
Still, he couldn't just accept this.
"I've got no idea about the mission details, the terrain or the enemy, how am i supposed to do this?"
@SamJaz: @ChronoWolf: @Kuma_From_Argentina:
Hamelin nodded with a smile. He himself would take part in the air battle. Though not right away, in his case it took some preparation to affect a battle of this scale. Luckily Humble was there and Hamelin would probably have enough time to prepare his spell before any real harm was done. He started playing his flute and with that the casting of a greater ritual.
El Cid followed Sandy, skipping every second step. When they arrived at the front gate Lupa stood at the very front already drawing her sword and facing the oncoming enemies. El Cid too prepared for battle, though was still glancing over to Sandy, hoping that she'd get a chance for a small preparation fight.
"Oh my, so much about protection from my fellow allies." Alchemist commented in a snide way as he noticed Aka grow. Not wasting a moment he sprinted off into the castle right after Alex. Truth be told, he was a little bit worried, not about the giant but rather about his traps. He'd rather not have the giant Berserker trigger them as he went.
@SamJaz: @ownagepants: @Kuma_From_Argentina:
Archer was quiet surprised by Toramaru's reaction. He didn't expect it to be so... enthusiastic. In fact, if he were to be honest Archer would probably say that he was a little bit worried about Toramaru's reaction. Probably without a reason though, Toramaru was nice enough of a guy that Archer didn't really have to worry about anything like that.
"Alright." he replied to the Half-Oni as he closed the Box, returning them to the real world once more.
He expected orders of some sort or to be yelled at, or just rage in general.
She cried. She actually started crying. For Crown it was a throwback to Hellscraper, he got a chance to see her cry there too, though to be fair at that time he hardly could care less about it. Right no on the other hand he actually did care, and that was a problem. But he'd do his best to act as sensible as possible, though he himself was rather shaken and lately hasn't been the most stable person around.
"It's alright, just calm down." he put his hands on her shoulders and started shaking her slightly as she gave an order to Matt.
"No... i can only use me long range teleport to places i've been to before. I wasn't inside any of those tanks, i could only go back to the room itself and get them that way." though he really wanted to do it, Hagane's reaction from before prevented him from doing so, he'd rather avoid doing something very stupid.
Crown was quiet surprised by the sudden outburst.
Though he wanted to protest again someone burst through the wall at exactly that moment and Hagane didn't seem to be getting any better.
"Alright, just calm down." as he spoke the entire tank disappeared, relocating to where they were a few days ago, between the first and second city.
"W-what? Why?" Crown was just shocked at what left Hagane's mouth.
Why would they have to turn around after all the sacrifices they made and all the things they done so far?
It made no sense to him and for a chance he'd ask before following orders.
"Thanks." Crown smiled while replying to Hagane, but his smile quickly got washed away. As they broke down wall after wall, killing just about everyone in sight, when behind one particular wall something cruel awaited them. Two female cats, in civil clothes and behind them little kittens.
They were crushed.
Crown was obviously affected but still watched it without moving a muscle on his face.
"Is this really necessary?" he asked Hagane in a meek voice while putting his hand on her shoulder as they continued through the halls.
Crown nodded, not allowing his disappointment over the failure linger for too long.
He reacted quickly, creating giant cards to close the vents releasing hot steel. Though the stream was blocked off right away, some of the molten metal spayed around from the sudden card impact as well as the previous loads which had already dripped down.
Crown gritted his teeth as he teleported out of the tank. He then went from tank to tank blinking them inside one after another. Though things looked like they were going well, more and more enemies appeared and by the time Crown had teleported three tanks the oil was getting close to the original tank, where him and Hagane were, too.
He blinked back with a glare in his eyes, collapsing the card ramp and blinking the final tank inside, leaving what was left behind.
"I'm sorry... i couldn't risk leaving us there any longer." he said silently, turning to Hagane but to the men manning the tank as well.